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Universities, Research Centers
This is a list of links to museums, institutions of higher education, and other research and foundations concerning African Studies.
African Origins contains information about the migration histories of Africans forcibly carried on slave ships into the Atlantic.(website)
Columbia University Institute of African Studies
"...Columbia University Libraries' research collections on Africa south of the Sahara contain over 100,000 book titles & over 1,700 current serials in history, political science, law, sociology, anthropology, economics, geography, geoscience, literature, ethnomusiciology, and the visual arts..."(About Columbia African Studies)
Cornell Africana Studies & Research Center
"The Africana Studies and Research Center is comprised of nationally and internationally-recognized scholars and educators; socially-conscience intellectuals; and, students representing each of Cornell's undergraduate and graduate schools and colleges..." (Introduction website)
Howard University Library
Offers access to some interesting links to African research websites. See "Search HUL Website, A-Z:". Click on "A-B", then click on "Africa-Libraries/Archives", then, "Africa".
Northwestern University Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies
"...Established in 1954, the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University is the largest separate Africana collection in existence. Its scope is as wide as the continent of Africa itself; its subject matter ranges from art, history, literature, music, and religion to communications, management, and cooking...(Welcome)
Stanford University Center for African Studies
Compiled by Karen Fung, Curator, African Collections, Stanford University who published a printed version of the guide in 1994. This website updates the 1994 printed version.
W.E.B. DuBois Institute at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University
The W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research awards fellowships intended to "facilitate the writing of doctoral dissertations in areas related to Afro-American studies."
Rwanda Youth And Children Testimonies
Map of Mozambique
Other major map collections
An African-led series of national public attitude surveys, giving voice to ordinary Africans on issues of democracy and governance in Africa.(website)
Economist Intelligence Unit
Reports, analysis, and data from the Economist Intelligence Unit related to the industries, and the economy in numerous countries.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Library of publications, including articles, books, working papers, and data sets covering agriculture, development, energy, transportation, and more.
World Development Indicators Online (WDI online)
World Bank statistical data on development indicators including social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators.